Dental Exams & Cleanings in Calgary, AB
Do you notice other people’s smiles and wish yours was as healthy as theirs? Well, they can be by paying some attention to it every day and seeing one of our dentists at Oasis Dental every six months for exams and cleanings near you.
Most people are not aware of the benefits that come with having regular dental exams and cleanings. Oral health has been closely associated with the health of other bodily functions and systems, specifically your cardiovasucular health. Routine dental exams and professional dental care are essential for healthy teeth and your overall well-being.
Taking Care of Teeth at Home
The best way to have a healthy smile is to take care of your teeth at home. You can do this on a daily basis by using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth. Brushing them once in the morning and before bedtime ensures that you’re removing plaque and other decay-causing bacteria from your teeth.
What is Plaque?
Plaque is a yellowish, sticky substance that you feel on your teeth in the morning when you wake. It develops when carbohydrates from food, fluids, and salvia mix. If you don’t regularly brush it off your teeth, it will dry and turn into tartar, which is impossible to brush away. Only our dentists in Calgary will be able to remove it for you.
Flossing After Brushing
After brushing your teeth every morning, you should floss them as well. Flossing them allows you to remove food debris and plaque caught between teeth so that the food doesn’t break down and start developing tooth decay.
What Happens in Dental Exams?
Preventive dental care is essential to maintaining good oral health and averting serious problems in the future. Every six months, our dentists in Calgary want you to come in for routine dental exams. During these check-ups, they will:
- Take x-rays to review them
- Thoroughly examine your teeth
- Look for tooth damage and signs of cavities and gum disease
- Examine the soft tissues of your mouth for lumps or hard growths
- Look down your throat for dark spots
- Examine your tongue, cheeks, and neck for growths
After examining your teeth and mouth, our dentists will remove any plaque and tartar on your teeth and then clean them.
How Often Should I Have My Teeth Professionally Cleaned?
The answer to this question depends. Some people have bacteria that are more pathogenic in their mouths. This means that they are more active and create more build up or cavities. Some people have different body chemistries and this results in different rates of build up on their teeth of calculus and tartar. Depending on the specific situation in your own mouth, we will likely recommend, 3 month cleanings, 4 month cleanings, 6 month cleanings or another frequency that is tailored to be best for you.
During these exams and cleanings in Calgary, AB, our dentists also look for signs of oral and throat cancers, which can come in many forms. It’s vital to do these exams because the sooner a dentist finds this cancer, its more likely to be cured.
Oasis Dental is accepting new patients and ready to provide professional exams, cleanings, and other dental treatment, if necessary. Book an appointment with Oasis Dental in Calgary, AB for your preventive oral health needs.
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